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Louise M. Lausen
February 7, 1997

Mrs. Louise M. Lausen, 92, of Hallmark Nursing Centre, died Friday at St. Mary's Hospital, Troy

Born and educated in Little Falls, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Madeline Cardenale Gallo. Aside from Little Falls, she had lived in North Troy, Cohoes and Waterford.

Mrs. Lausen was a graduate of the former Leonard Hospital School of Nursing and had resided at Millview Adult Home in Waterford before entering the nursing home in 1996.

She had been employed between 1936 and 1945 as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Leonard Hospital in Troy.

Mrs. Lausen was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Waterford and a former member of the Altar Society at the church.

She was the widow of the late Carl J. Lausen who died in 1990.

Survivors include Joseph R. Gallo of Waterford, Frederick P. Cesta of Troy and Vincent C. Lausen of Placerville, Colo.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews residing in Montgomery County.

Calling hours will be 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St., Waterford.

Services will be conducted 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, followed at 9:30 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Assumption Church.

Burial will be in Waterford Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Assumption Church Restoration Fund in care of the funeral home.
 

Caroline Richtmyer
February 8, 1997

Mrs. Caroline E. Richtmyer, 93, of 28 Spring St., Gloversville, died Saturday at the Fulton County Infirmary after a short illness.

Born Jan. 14, 1904 in Springfield Center, she was the daughter of Calvin and Katherine Argersinger Kelley. She resided in Cooperstown and Lake George as a child and in Gloversville since 1922.

Mrs. Richtmyer was educated in Cooperstown and Gloversville schools. She also attended the former Gloversville Business School.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gloversville and its Sempter Fidelas Class, Church Women United and Comstock Winners Circle.

Her husband, C. Stanton Richtmyer, whom she married May 5, 1934, died April 12, 1975.

Survivors include a son, the Rev. Charles S. Richtmyer of St. Mary's, Ohio; four daughters, Catherine R. Nyland of Gloversville, with home she resided the past three years, Barbara R. Nellis of Portland, Conn., Caroline E. Fitch of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Dorothy E. Nellis of Gloversville; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Harry Kelley and Francis Kelley; a sister, Eliza Cummings; a grandson, Charles Richtmyer III; and a great-grandson, David Hart.

Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the Walrath & Bushouer Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville.

Services will follow at 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Edmund T. Freeborn III, officiating.

Spring burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 16 W. Fulton St., Gloversville, 12078.
 

Bernard Flanders
February 8, 1997

Bernard B. Flanders, 79, of Highland Terrace, Fort Plain, died Saturday afternoon at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.

Born June 20, 1917 in St. Johnsville, he was the son of Floyd and Mary Ward Flanders.

Mr. Flanders was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Fort Plain schools.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II where he served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations.

Mr. Flanders owned and operated Flanders & Kretser Trucking in Fort Plain from 1950 until he retired in 1982.

Mr. Flanders was a 50-year member of the Mohawk Valley Post 3275 V.F.W. in Fort Plain and was also a member of the American Legion Post 0554 in Fort Plain.

Mr. Flanders was a communicant of St. James Roman Catholic Church in Fort Plain.

He married Mabel Pulis Flanders on June 29, 1938.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Thomas W. Flanders of Gloversville; a brother, Leo Flanders of Glens Falls; a sister, Jewell Primer of Fort Plain; two grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Lenz & Betz Funeral Home Inc., 69 Otsego St., Canajoharie, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Fort Plain. Burial of cremains will take place in the spring in the Fort Plain Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice.
 

Florence Quinn
January 8, 1997

Mrs. Florence P. Quinn, 95, of Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, died Saturday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital.

Born June 8, 1901 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Lewis and Eva Dersch Pepper. She was educated in Amsterdam schools and was a lifelong resident of Amsterdam. She worked several years for the former Chalmers Knitting Mills. Mrs. Quinn then accepted a position in the accounting department of the former Banker's Trust Co. in Amsterdam, until her retirement in 1966. 

Mrs. Quinn was a member of the former Trinity Reformed Church and the Women's Guild of the church. 

She married Mark J. Quinn on Nov. 22, 1930. He died Nov. 28, 1966.

She is survived by three sons, James M. Quinn of Amsterdam; John W. Quinn of Rock City Falls; and Lewis F. Quinn also of Rock City Falls; six grandchildren; two nieces and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Johnson-Lindsay Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place, Amsterdam, with the Rev. Scott L. Crane officiating. Interment will be in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill. 

Calling hours will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps or to Hospice of Amsterdam.
 

Etta Judson
February 7, 1997

Mrs. Etta Barnes Judson, 95, of Oneida, formerly of 6649 Lakeshore Road, Verona Beach, died Friday evening in the Oneida Healthcare Center Extended Care Facility where she had been a resident since 1995.

Born on May 16, 1901 in Canajoharie, she was the daughter of William W. and Margaret Marclay Barnes. 

She married Curtis Judson on Sept. 18, 1939 in Canajoharie. They moved to Rome in 1945 and moved to Verona Beach in 1957.

Mrs. Judson was a graduate of the Canajoharie High School. She attended the Crane School of Music and graduated from the Potsdam Normal School Class of 1923. 

Mrs. Judson taught school in Canajoharie and the Sprakers school system. She also owned and operated her own gift shop in Canajoharie for several years. Upon moving to Rome she was employed by Wardwell Hardware where she was the floor manager and purchasing agent for the gift department. After moving to Verona Beach and was a substitute teacher in the Sylvan-Verona Beach School.

In Canajoharie, Mrs. Judson was a member of the Canajoharie Lutheran Church and was very active in the church choir. In later years, she was a member of the Sylvan Beach Union Chapel where she served on the board of directors. She was active in the church's care and organized numerous charity events and spearheaded their holiday gift giving program for several years. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star Canajoharie Chapter and served as matron in 1933.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, William McBean of Myrtle Beach, S.C., a sister, Margaret Elizabeth Carpenter of Amsterdam; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ironside Funeral Home Inc., with the Rev. Robert Wollober officiating. Spring interment will be made in Ames Cemetery. 

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 342 Main St., Oneida.
 

Edwin Friderici
February 9, 1997

Edwin D. Friderici Jr., 68, of 24 White St., Rockville, Conn., died Sunday at a local convalescent home.

Born in Amsterdam, he was the son of Edwin and Stella Federowicz Friderici, and had lived in Rockville for 27 years. He was a graduate of Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science and was employed by Charles W. House & Sons of Unionville, Conn. Mr. Friderici was a member of Alpha Chapter Phi Psi Fraternity and a member of the Rockville Fish and Game Club. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II.

He was married to Lorraine Ryder Friderici.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Edwin D. Friderici III of Agawan, Mass.; his daughter, Ann Marie Friderici of Avon; and a brother, Arthur Friderici of Schenectady. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St., Rockville.

Calling hours are from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Central Hospice of 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, Conn., 06066 or to St. Joseph's Church, 33 West St., Vernon, Conn. 06066.
 

Freda Kemmer
February 8, 1997

Mrs. Freda Rowlison Kemmer, 77, of Route 30, Esperance, died Saturday at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany.

Born in Ashland, Mrs. Kemmer had lived in Esperance since 1946.

Her husband, John G. Kemmer, died Nov. 1, 1981.

Survivors include six sons, Anthony Kemmer of Rochester, Thomas Kemmer of Northville, Robert Kemmer of Schenectady, John Kemmer of Cobleskill, and Larry Kemmer and William Kemmer, both of Esperance, six daughters, Ada Truesdale of Rochester, Edith Sankowski of Schenectady, Joyce Eckert of Bramans Corners, Charlene Denney of Selkirk, Doris Williams of Rensselaer and Lois Kemmer of Worcester, Mass.; a brother, Milton Rowlison of Middleburgh, two sisters, Evelyn Trudell of Delanson and Myrtle Foland of Cobleskill; 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the White-Van Buren Funeral Home, 1779 Main St., Delanson. Burial will be in the spring in Esperance Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to charity.
 

Kenneth Diamond
February 8, 1997

Former dog warden Kenneth L. Diamond Sr., 67, of Schoharie Hill Road, died Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam.

Mr. Diamond was born in Schoharie and attended Schoharie schools. He was a lifelong area resident.

He was a laborer for many years with Union Local 157 in Schenectady and worked on various projects, including the Blenheim-Gilboa Project and Interstate 88. He retired in 1979.

Mr. Diamond also worked for the former Les Rickard Feed Mill and Centeaur Farms.

For many years, he was the dog warden for the towns of Schoharie and Middleburgh.

He married Doris Scott Diamond on Sept. 10, 1950.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Kenneth L. Diamond Jr. of Delanson and David M. Diamond of Esperance; five daughters, Kathy A. Slater of Carlisle, Joanne E. Wheelock of Peck's Lake, Melody L. Irving of Middleburgh, Cindy J. Genetti of Groton, Mass., and Sherri B. Kruger of Amsterdam; a brother, Lorenzo M. Diamond of Schoharie; 15 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Middleburgh Reformed Church, River Street, Middleburgh, followed by a fellowship gathering in the church hall.

Burial will be private at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scho-Wright Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 325, Schoharie, or to the Schoharie Valley Animal Shelter, RD1, Box 4A, Howes Cave 12092.

Arrangements are by the Langan Funeral Home.
 

Paul Genatiempo
February 9, 1997

Paul C. Genatiempo, 91, formerly of Gloversville, died Sunday at the Wells House in Johnstown after a long illness.

Born Feb. 4, 1906 in Gloversville, he was the son of Louis and Mary Catanzaro. He was first employed in sales and delivery for the Finkle Candy Co., later, moving to Little Falls where he worked for the Trask Wholesale Co. in the same capacity. He retired at the age of 70 and returned to Gloversville.

Mr. Genatiempo was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church. He had lived at the Wells House for the last four years.

He married Helen Genatiempo in 1928.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Virginia J. Krajewski of Amsterdam and Shirley J. Topping of Chazy Lake; a brother, Philip Genatiempo of Gloversville; a sister, Josephine Calabrese of Troy; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the John W. Finocan Funeral Home, 13 Prospect Ave., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in the spring.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wells House.
 

Jean Susca
January 25, 1997

Jean Furman (Pikul) Susca, 92, of Hartford, Conn., died Jan. 25.

Born in Johnstown, Pa., she lived in Hartford for many years and worked for Puritan Maid in Wethersfield for 19 years before retirement. She was a communicant of St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church in Hartford.

She was the widow of Vincent Susca.

Survivors include her son, John (Jack) Pikul of Hagaman, two grandchildren, Sandra Stephens of Schenectady and Paul Pikul of Amsterdam; and one great-grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted Jan. 29 at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church in Hartford, with interment in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill Conn.

Memorial contributions may be made locally to St. Mary's Church Development Fund, 156 East Main St., Amsterdam.

Local arrangements are under the direction of the Rossi Funeral Home, 11 Mohawk Place,
 

Edward Ellsworth
February 8, 1997

Edward E. Ellsworth, 69, of Voorhees Street, Amsterdam, died Saturday at home after a brief illness.

Born Feb. 9, 1927 in Saranac Lake, he was the son of Lester and Stella Billings Ellsworth. He was educated in Saranac Lake and resided in Amsterdam most of his life.

He was employed at Adirondack Knitting in Amsterdam, retiring in 1989. 

Mr. Ellsworth was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served from 1945 to 1949, stationed overseas. He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Ellsworth was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include one niece, Dawn Pacheco of Amsterdam.

There will be no funeral services or calling hours.

Mr. Ellsworth donated his body to Albany Medical College Anatomical Gift Program. 

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by the Riley Mortuary Inc., Amsterdam.
 

Randolph Knack
February 9, 1997

Randolph C. Knack, Sr., 79 of Willard Street, Amsterdam, died Sunday evening at the Amsterdam Memorial Hospital.

Born June 23, 1917, in Amsterdam, he was the son of Charles and Ethel Sharp Knack and was a lifelong resident.

He was a World War II veteran serving with the U.S. Army in Germany. He was employed as manager of Quality Control at the Beasley Ind., for many years, retiring in 1975 due to ill health.

He was a former president of the Perth Volunteer Fire Department, a former commander of the Sacandaga Boat Club, and a former member of the Wells Fish and Game Club. He was also a member of the former St. Joseph's Church in Amsterdam.

He married the former Margaret A. Snyder on June 25, 1938.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Randolph C. Knack Jr. of Amsterdam; a brother, Ernest Knack of Akron, Ohio; a sister, Louise Milunski of Amsterdam; two grandsons, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Fort Johnson. 

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association, the American Heart Association, Hospice of Amsterdam, or the Amsterdam Memorial Hospital Foundation in care of the funeral home.


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